Accessible Higher Education

Overview

Let’s put power in the hands of Georgians to transform their lives and the state through higher education. With smart, fiscally responsible policies Georgia can provide clear paths for our students to get to and through college. As they rise, their career opportunities and earnings will improve, powering richer contributions to our state’s economy and communities. Join GBPI in advocating for policies that improve higher education access and completion. Improving higher education outcomes is good for Georgians and good for Georgia.
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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2021 budget includes $1.3 billion for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid programs. …

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Dual Enrollment Restrictions Designed to Limit Cost Growth

Bill Analysis: House Bill 444 (LC 49 0063S) Dual Enrollment acts as a crucial onramp to college for …

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Three Ways Georgia Lawmakers Can Make College More Affordable in 2020

Soon more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some postsecondary education, but this goal is out …

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GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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Heading into a New Decade with Gratitude and Intention

Today marks the last day of 2019 and the end of the decade and GBPI’s 15th anniversary year. …

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A Two-Generation Approach: Solutions to Support Student Parents and Their Children

written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s educational level can …

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Dual Enrollment Requires Sustainable Funding to Promote High School and College Success

Overview Dual Enrollment presents an opportunity to better prepare students for success in both high school and college. …

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University System Guides Students into Majors Earlier to Improve Graduation Rates

University System Guides Students into Majors Earlier to Improve Graduation Rates “What’s your major?” is a common question …

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2019 Georgia Higher Education Data Book

This report provides a snapshot of differences in educational attainment throughout Georgia and earnings differences by education level, …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Education Primer by clicking here.  This …

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Get Answers About HOPE Scholarships and Grants

HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants …

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Extending In-State Tuition to “Dreamers” Creates Opportunity for Georgia

Marisol Estrada decided to attend Armstrong State, now part of Georgia Southern University, because it was in her …

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